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  • Where do I address practical questions?

    Education Desk

    The first point of contact for practical queries about your programme is the Education Desk. They can give you information about your academic plan in SIS, the course catalogue and the timetable, help with registering for courses, a printout of your marks, diploma applications, etc.

    Admissions and International Office

    You can contact the Admissions & International Office Humanities with questions relating to application and admission to English-taught Humanities Bachelor's programmes, all Humanities Master's programmes, Erasmus exchanges and accommodation via the UvA (for international students).

    Central Student Service Desk

    You can turn to the Central Student Service Desk for general questions about studying at the UvA, such as enrolment, student grants and loans, studying abroad and much more.

  • Important websites

    As a new Humanities student, there are a handful of important websites that you should know and keep an eye on.

    Course catalogue

    The course catalogue is home to all information about your curriculum.

    Head to to see your programme's study schedule as well as detailed explanations of its courses.


    You can find your lecture and exam schedules at Always consult this website before the lecture and exam period for the latest updates.


    Visit to see your marks. You can also use SIS to see your academic plan: your required courses, the courses you have completed and those you still need to take, and the number of course credits you have obtained and how many you still need.


    Canvas is the UvA's digital learning environment. Your lecturers use Canvas to share course materials and exchange messages with their students. You can log in to via

    University Library (UB)

    The UvA's library can be found online at The UB is home to roughly four million books, magazines and special collections. The collection can be accessed free of charge by all students and is spread across more than twenty public locations. Use the library's website to look up books, magazines, e-journals, e-books and more.

  • Check your email frequently

    Important information will be sent to the email address you have entered in Studielink. Make sure this email address is always up to date and that you have chosen English as your preferred language. Check your email frequently, as well as your spam folder.

    You have the option to activate a UvA student email account via the link below.

  • How do I register for courses?

    Bachelor's students

    You have already been registered for the courses in the first semester of the first academic year. From the second semester on, you will need to register for the courses yourself. You will receive more information about the procedure prior the registration period.

    Master's students

    You already registered for your first semester courses in June. Course registration for the second semester takes place in December. You will receive more information about the procedure prior to the registration period.
    Course registration

  • What is a binding study advice (BSA)?

    As a Bachelor's student at the Faculty of Humanities, you will receive a binding study advice (BSA) at the end of your first academic year. This advice determines whether you have the motivation and abilities to successfully complete the programme. 

    You must have earned a minimum number of credits (ECTS) to be able to continue your programme. If you do not meet the requirements set by the BSA, you will not be allowed to re-enrol in the programme for the next academic year.

  • What support or counseling can I expect?


    Each student is assigned a lecturer as a tutor. The tutor is the first point of contact regarding curricular aspects of your programme. The primary task of the tutor is to discuss your study progress and choices.

    Study adviser

    The study adviser can help you with study-related items like study planning, study choice, or motivation problems. You can also visit the study adviser in the event of personal circumstances that might affect your study progress.

  • Want to contribute to your programme?

    Programme Committee

    The Programme Committee is composed of students and lecturers from the programme who contribute ideas for the improvement of the quality and content in the programme.

    Faculty Student Council (FSR FGw)

    The FSR represents the students of the Faculty of Humanities and consults with the Faculty Board to look after the common interests of the students.

  • Give us your feedback

    You will frequently receive questionnaires to evaluate the education at the Faculty. The results of these evaluations are discussed by your Programme Committee. The results will also be consulted by the programme director, the course coordinator and the lecturer(s). Courses may be adjusted in accordance with the outcomes of the evaluations.